Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Zero Zilch Nada None

A very rare and curious thing happened over Christmas vacation--for 4 whole days I had absolutely no works in progress. It's been several years since I could last say that I had absolutely nothing on the needles, and I must admit that there is something very special about having no current projects to burden you so that you are free to dream about all of the possibilities of your next project.

The very last project to come off the needles was the Swallowtail shawl that I was working on in November. I'm really happy with the way the shawl came out, but I'm swearing off Mohair for the rest of my life. If I find one more little green fiber in a place it shouldn't belong, I might just go crazy. Still, this shawl is doing an excellent job of keeping me warm at the moment (which makes up for having to take a lint roller to my clothes later).

With the shawl done, I'm on to dreaming up new projects and a few original designs. You saw some of my swatches in the last post and I'm looking forward to knitting these projects up and telling you about them in future posts!


Anonymous said...

Wow! That swallowtail turned out lovely. I don't do mohair either for that reason. It sheds more than my dog on some days.

Can't wait to see your designs!

maggie said...

I don't remember the last time I didn't have a WIP... Your shawl looks great! I love that color. It's a shame it sheds so much.

Kristin said...

Thanks sparkee and maggie! Thankfully this shawl doesn't shed as much when I wear is as when I was knitting it, so I will be able to enjoy it. It's too pretty to never be used.

Unknown said...

Your swallowtail is beautiful!